Laura Westmoreland - Board Candidate Statement

Laura Westmoreland - Board Candidate Statement

Candidate for Clinical Director-At-Large

Laura Westmoreland

Laura Westmoreland
Candidate Statement

I am honored and excited to have been nominated as a candidate for the Clinical Director-at-Large position. In preparing this statement, I reflected on my experiences as a CAMFT member. I joined as a student member in 2012. But it wasn’t until 2014 that I became more involved by attending a San Fernando Valley Chapter meeting. Shortly after, I began volunteering as a Table Host Coordinator. I still remember the warm welcome from the Chapter members. With encouragement from the Chapter Board Members, I ran for Vice President of Membership in 2015 & the rest is history.

San Fernando Valley Chapter 
Vice President of Membership - 2015 & 2016 
2015 Chapter Member of the Year Award  
2016 Outstanding Contribution  

Chief Financial Officer - 2017 
2017 Chapter Member of the Year Award  

Finance Committee - 2016 
Audit Committee - currently 
Annual Conference Speaker – May 2023 
Certified Supervisor Program – in progress 

In addition to an MA in Counseling Psychology, I hold an MBA. Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent over 15 years working for mental health insurance carriers. It was collaborating with the clinical team and advocating for the insurance members that prompted me to become a therapist. Currently, I work in private practice and am also a clinical supervisor at a non-profit in the Los Angeles area. Being a therapist is the best job I have ever had! 

During the past 11 years, I have had the opportunity to connect with many of you, meet Board & Committee members, and CAMFT staff. Being a CAMFT member has been an integral part of my growth and success as a therapist. With that in mind, I would like to be of service to you, my colleagues, by representing you and advocating for our profession. I ask for your trust by asking for your vote. 

As your representative on the Board of Directors, I will ensure that we are working to achieve the current strategic initiatives with a focus on the future of the profession, the legislative landscape, and the role of technology in our profession. I would welcome your feedback, comments & concerns, and ideas…your voice matters. You have my commitment to act with integrity and professionalism. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my statement. Please feel free to contact me ( with any questions you may have before casting your vote.

I do hope I have earned your vote. 


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